Dr. Dontá Morrison is a graduate of Pepperdine University who focuses on improving the lives of marginalized individuals, specifically BIPOC who identify as LGBTQ. With 20+ years of experience in community engagement and servant leadership, he passionately works to restructure how traditional systems engage in conversations about sex, sexual behavior, and human sexuality. His research investigated the impact of faith-based sexual exclusion upon the lives of Black Christian gay and bisexual men who are actively involved within the traditional Black church. A sensitive topic that must be addressed in order to create sexually inclusive spaces that support holistic approaches to wellness.
Dr. Morrison is the Senior Vice President of LGBTQ+ Wellness at MarSell Wellness Center in Ontario, CA and has used his talents to further the work of numerous non-profit organizations including APLA Health, Selfsea, T.R.U.S.T, Holistic Empowerment Institute, and The Positive Results Corporation. Most notably, he serves as a Faith Ambassador for the HIV Vaccine Trials Network (HVTN) Faith Based Initiative and works alongside a national team of researchers focused on increasing HIV vaccine awareness via faith-based strategies.
Additionally, he is the co-owner of WatchVIM, a Black owned streaming platform that features the series Thirty which is based upon his life. Dr. Morrison can also be seen in the powerful documentary Beyond Ed Buck and episodes of American Gangster: Trap Queens where he provides commentary about the systemic issues affecting LGBTQ persons of color.
Lastly, he is a veteran of the United States Air Force, member of Kappa Lambda Chi Military Fraternity, Inc. and in 2018 was recognized by HIV Plus Magazine as one of the top 20 most amazing HIV+ people in the nation.
"Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continous struggle." Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
“If you want to go quickly go alone, if you want to go far go together.”
The End of the Rainbow
Tyrin and Khalil are two men who have earned the privelage of living well. A beach home in Malibu, expensive cars, business owners, and a promising future together. Their love surpasses expectation and some view them as the ultimate Black gay couple. They have surrounded themselves with a strong circle of friends and are determined to prove that two men can succeed at love. However, one phone call will forever change the course of their relationship and hurl the two into a whirlwind of betrayal, heartbreak and newfound spiritual refuge. Does love have limitations, or can it really conquer all? Discover what happens when the perfect love turns chaotic; and everyone in their circle is relentlessly impacted by a devastating mistake never meant to surface. Friendships are questioned, faith is put to the test and the prayers of a mother are answered in the most unsuspecting of ways.
The End of the Rainbow was only the beginning for Tyrin and Khalil. As they move forward in their individual lives, the drama they endured prior to the end of their relationship should have been enough. However, when new discoveries are made and key players come forth, one of them is forced to question his actions. Khalil Alexander has made many decisions in life. Now involved with a beautiful woman, he is struggling to make their relationship work and stay true to his pledge to God. His only problem is that everyone recognizes his ‘secret’ but him. Tyrin Chase has vowed to press on with life despite all the loss he has endured. Having accepted the role he played in certain situations, he refuses to duplicate the past. However, his love for Khalil has not subsided and when the time is right he will make it known to him; despite the opposition of his inner circle. Will the drama ensue or has a resolve finally found its way into their lives?
"The worst kind of victim is one that creates another"
The Donta Show is an interactive and engaging experience curated from a desire to bring communities closer. Donta and Dana incite conversations that bridge gaps and redefine how the Black community responds to subjects like religion, relationships, and sexuality. Understanding that persons who exist in marginalized spaces are often unheard, they provide a platform for healthy discourse aimed at educating, inspiring, and shifting narratives that oppress individuals. The hosts believe in the power of the village and want you to join theirs. Tune in to this culturally relevant and important show every Monday and Tuesday from 8pm - 9pm (PST) on Facebook Live and YouTube.